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Chronological Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 1-4 Chronological Bible Reading: Psalms 6; 9-10; 14; 16; 21 Chronological Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 1-2; Psalms 43-44
Monday, April 16 Tuesday, April 17 Wednesday, April 18
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach Luke 1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty Prov. 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for
the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the away. the finer.
captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Lord God Who Formed Me: Divine Father:
Living Father and Loving Savior: I do so want showers of blessing, but first I must confess how dry I am; Today I adore you for your ways with me. Sometimes you put me into the
Nobody but you, Jesus! No one but you can free the captives. Real freedom how thirsty a wilderness my life is. I need revival for survival! O that a spirit of furnace. You are a refiner unto me, and the fire is meant to destroy my sin, and
comes only from one place and at a price—salvation is in your shed blood. revival would pass through our church! Second, I will cultivate true praying. so I thank you for it. I praise you for your wisdom and love in all acts of
IT IS A FREEDOM RIGHTEOUSLY BESTOWED. Your Son is heir of all things, Ezek. 36:37 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be inquired of by the discipline you subject me to, because you are my Father. I thank you for not
so he has the right to make men and women free. Lord, I honor your righteous house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. allowing me to live in sin, because sin is so much worse than the refining fire.
justice, which has secured the salvation of my family and friends—not because I have your promise, but I’ve not pleaded it as I should. That’s like having The trial that burns me most is not as heavy to bear as the guilt of the sin.
you skipped their sin, but because Jesus died for it. your signed check and never depositing it in the bank. It’s my own fault if I never Lord, if you give me the choice to keep my sin but live in pleasure, or have sin
IT IS A FREEDOM COSTLY PURCHASED. We proclaim it by Christ’s power, have revival, because the very least thing you can ask of me is that I ask of you— burned-away by trial and affliction, I choose the latter. Bring on the good pain
but he bought it with his blood. Jesus, you will make my network of neighbors, that I force myself to recognize my desperate dependence and beg you for it. and the sanctified affliction; just deliver me from the influence of iniquity! Release
family and friends free, but only by your own bondage to death. I go clear and Third, I must carry-out my own efforts. It is crazy for me to pray for a me from every evil habit, from the baggage of past sins, from all the dross mixed
liberated, because you bore pain and punishment for me. harvest of souls and never put out any seed. To pray for church services and not in with the precious metal, from anything that diminishes the brightness of your
IT IS A FREEDOM FREELY GIVEN. There is nothing you ask of me by way of invite anyone to come with me. Nothing is more insulting to your majesty than to grace in me, and from everything that keeps you from taking delight in me. I beg
preparation. You saved me just as I am—without any help or merit—by your free pray for revival, and fold my arms and stay sitting (oh Lord). you Lord, take it all away, and so give me revival! Make my life the crucible and
grace. Do so for _________ and _________, and my other lost friends. Let me get hold of more people. Put me on the lookout on Sundays! I want the burning heat, just so long as you sit at the mouth of the furnace to watch your
IT IS A FREEDOM CONFERRED FOREVER. I cannot fall into bondage again. to find new people and visitors I can tell my experience of your love. If I don’t image reflected in the resulting purity, and to see that nothing is lost.
Satan still plots to enslave me, but my salvation’s security is eternal. If you are on get a chance to talk to them, I can email. A word from me may be as good as a O blessed Lord, help each of your children who are taking the heat right
my side Lord, whom shall I fear? You are mightier than the world and its sermon. Help me do anything—do everything—to bring them to Jesus, because now. Enable us all to look up and see you near, watching, because then we can
enticements. My own deceitful heart harasses and annoys me, but you have it is while I am working that I find you working beside me. You are never feel completely at peace. If I am in your hands, then all things are well—really
started a good work you will make sure to carry out (Phil. 1:6). slower than your people. You have me praying for revival because you are already well, and I need not anxiously worry.
IT IS A FREEDOM THAT HAS TO BE DISPLAYED. Help me serve you with determined to give it! You have me hungry for what you have already prepared. Give me exactly that view of my trials and troubles today. Make me see
gratitude and with good attitude in front of the lost. Lord, what will you have Do not let me add to my other sins the sin of unbelief on this point. We do not them—and even appreciate them—when I watch them in the light of the glory
me do today? I seek to do it for Jesus’ sake and by his power. Amen. despise your mercy, but crave your grace towards us, Jesus! Amen. being produced by them. Make me be just like Jesus. For his sake do it! Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Psalms 49; 84-85; 87 Chronological Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 3-5 Chronological Bible Reading: 1 Chronicles 6; Psalms 36; 39; 77-78
Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21

† Eph. 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the Psa. 67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Psa. 44:1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work
day of redemption. thou didst in their days, in the times of old.
Almighty Lord and Mighty Master:
Enable us, by your grace and the assistance of your Spirit, to sweep our Almighty God and Master:
YOU don’t have to worry, and don’t you be afraid
community clean of crime, unbelief, addiction and superstition. Make our church Godly parents are the best teachers. Let me not be tongue-tied when it
Joy comes in the morning, troubles they don’t last always
a way station on the “underground railroad” out of bondage to sin. Deliver our comes to my children (physical or spiritual), or they will remain sin-tied. Help me
For there’s a friend in Jesus who will wipe your tears away
neighbors, family and friends from the drunkenness and ignorance they live in. give full expression to the history of your work in me. Let me make others see
And if your heart is broken, just lift your hands and say
We want the whole earth to behold the brightness of your coming! Make them the footprints of the Lord in my changing circumstances (but to do that, I must
ready for your reign Jesus, by now freeing them out of sin’s power now. first be able to see them myself).
Oh I know that I can make it; I know that I can stand
Father, save any in our church this Sunday who have so far remained I cannot be inactive, but my valor is secondary to the Holy Spirit’s
No matter what may come my way, my life is in your hands
unreconciled to you through your Son Jesus. Touch even today some careless miraculous work in my life. Canaan was not conquered without the armies of
With Jesus I can take it; with Him I know I can stand
heart with your sacred finger; stir it alive to your sacrifice for sin. Touch now! Israel, but it was not conquered by them either. You Lord, are the Conquistador.
No matter what may come my way, my life is in your hands
Touch them even if they only come to our church out of curiosity. Lay your hand Make me an instrument in the Hero’s hands. You are worthy of all this praise!
on their heart to impart a spiritual gift. May their conscience say, “I must trust Psa. 44:8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah
So when your tests and trials, they seem to get you down
Jesus for eternal life today!” Give me union and communion with you today, because the conquests of
And all your friends and loved ones are nowhere to be found
And oh, give us the power to set aside our pride and put away the sins of believers are always spoken of as being through you, and through your name. Let me
Remember there’s a friend in Jesus who will wipe your tears away
the flesh. Touch our conscience and gird it with strength, so our will can submit, not go to battle in my own strength, because then is when I fail most miserably.
And if you heart is broken just lift your hands and say
and our thoughts and rationalizations yield, and our affection and emotions But keep me also from the equally dangerous sin of not trusting you, and
bow, so you will reign over our hearts as well as our heads. Subdue our rebellion therefore not leaning-in and stepping to the battle against the enemy at all!
Oh I know that I can make it; I know that I can stand
to your loving dominion. Again I say, Today I am a timid and defenseless sheep, but you can make me strong.
No matter what may come my way, my life is in your hands
Psa. 67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Make me push as with the horn of a unicorn until your purpose is established
With Jesus I can take it; with Him I know I can stand
Let everyone who comes to our church as an unbeliever this Sunday get around me. I can barely stay on my feet sometimes, but divine assistance will
No matter what may come my way, my life is in your hands
saved on that day. Let the good seeds of the witness we sow today drop into enable me to proclaim the victory. Give me your double-action of both blessing
ground that welcomes it. Point us to hearts where planted seed can be watered, me and confounding my enemies, and while Pharaoh drowns I will pass through
—Kirk Franklin, 1998
so from there it will bring forth a harvest to your glory. Unto your name be the the waters. I need you Lord, for I cannot save myself, even in a temporal sense.
! honor through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Give me your grace in Christ Jesus the Lord. And Amen.

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" Basing beliefs and actions on the mind of Christ (your church relationship in Alfred Boyd -family, Chelsa Bright injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
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